1 West Hill, Sanderstead, South Croydon

MFS were awarded the contract to build 18 two bed flats over 3 floors for Ellis Building Contractors of Eastbourne. Following the existing building’s demolition and groundworks MFS started on site mid 2015, with 15 weeks on site and with a value of approx. £400k

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Construction at a glance:

Location: West Hill, Sanderstead, South Croydon
Client: Ellis Construction Ltd
Build TypeResidential Med/High Rise
No of Units: 18 two bed flats over 3 floors
Status: Completed Project.
Build Duration: Completed in November 2015, 15 weeks on site
MFS System: H+H Celcon Thin Joint Blocks

Additional build requirements:

  • Structural steel work
  • Precast concrete floors
  • Precast concrete stairs & landings
  • Cut & pitch roof and Roof trusses
  • Cavity wall insulation
  • Brickwork
West Hill Construction: H+H Celcon Thin Joint BlocksWest Hill Construction: H+H Celcon Thin Joint Blocks

Project Details

MFS carried out the full masonry structure from dpc level, using thin joint blockwork, face brickwork, full filled cavity wall and party wall insulation, pre cast concrete floors and staircases, structural steelwork, roof construction, both traditional cut and pitch and trusses, all craneage and site management.

In March 2015 MFS welcomed students from Brooklands College to visit our current project at West Hill, Sanderstead. It was good to get some young bricklayers seeing first hand the benefits of thin joint construction.

Key Performance Indicators


  • 15 weeks on site


  • 10 weeks less time on site than a traditional build

  • 50% less labour required

  • 100% less waste on site

  • Occupation 10 weeks earlier than a traditional build


  • Acoustic: Excellent

  • Thermal: Good

  • Green Credentials: A rated


  • Part E & Part L Building regs

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